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Green Infrastructure Program

CEQR No. 12DEP054Y

The DEP, on behalf of the City of New York, is preparing the Green Infrastructure Program as part of an adaptive management approach comprised of “green” and “grey” projects to improve water quality in priority waterbodies within the City as outlined in the New York City Green Infrastructure Plan published in September 2010. The primary objective of the Green Infrastructure Program is to reduce combined sewer overflow and improve water quality while enhancing the City’s urban environment. The initial phase of the Green Infrastructure Program, and the subject of this environmental review, is the implementation of green infrastructure projects to manage one inch of rainfall on 1.5% of the impervious surfaces in combined sewer areas through 2015. The projects would be designed to control stormwater at its source and to reduce the need for end-of-pipe stormwater storage and treatment systems by managing stormwater through controlled release, infiltration, and evapotranspiration.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Terrell Estesen, Director of Wastewater Review and Special Projects
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor
Flushing, New York  11373
Telephone: 718-595-4473


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